Jalaram Jayanti is dedicated to Shri Jalaram Bapa (1799-1881 AD) one of the greatest saints of modern era. Jalaram Jayanti 2011 date is November 1. Shri Jalaram used to feed people and this was his main spiritual and devotional Sadhana. Echoing the great teaching of the Vedas, Shri Jalaram used to say that by feeding hungry people I am feeding Narayana – the great teaching of Sanatana Dharma which says that all animate and inanimate rise and fall in the Supreme Being.
Shri Jalaram was born on the seventh day of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Kartik Month (October – November) in Virpur in Saurashtra in 1799 AD.
The mass feeding that Shri Jalaram started is known as Sada Vrat and is still continued by his disciples.
Today, Shri Jalaram Bapa has devotees around the world and they practice the Sada Vrat.